Please spread the word. This is absolutely terrible.
According to a heartbreaking report released by The New York Post, young children have allegedly been TRICKED by online strangers into viewing videos of people’s suicides on Facebook. The problem has gotten so out of hand, that some parents have even banned their children from the social network until the issue is resolved.
Children Being Targeted
Apparently, children were tricked by strangers into viewing a horrific suicide video of U.S. Army veteran Ronnie McNutt, who killed himself in a live video on Facebook.
Strangers on the internet began using the video as a horrific “prank” by sharing the video claiming the footage was of something else. As a result, numerous kids have been reportedly “traumatized” as a result.
One parent even viewed the video accidentally along with their child, saying that the horrible image has been burned into their minds, saying:
“I wish I can unsee the video but I cannot unfortunately I can’t and unfortunately it’s permanently in me and my daughter’s minds she is so traumatized from the video she accidentally clicked on a link on Tik Tok.”
As a result, many people are begging the social media platform Facebook to take action to help children not be the victims of such horrible acts.
One person also wrote on Twitter:
“My pre-teen son just showed me the Ronnie mcnutt video on YouTube. Pls start banning any related content.”
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